The Sooners will open the tournament with No. 16 and defending champion Arizona State on Friday at 8 a.m. CT.,The eight-team tournament field features top-25 opponents in No. 16 Arizona State, No. 20 Lock Haven and No. 13 Virginia Tech.,In its last weekend of competition, Oklahoma downed West Virginia 26-17, before taking No. 20 Pitt to the wire in a narrow 20-17 loss.,The redshirt freshman is No. 8 in FloWrestling’s latest release and No. 8 in the Trackwrestling rankings.,Fellow redshirt freshman Jake Woodley (197) was tabbed No. 24 by Trackwrestling, and as a team, the Sooners are T-36 in the same rankings.

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Jarrett Culver had his first double-double of the season and scored seven straight Texas Tech points to break a tie late in the second half, leading the No. 7 Red Raiders to a 66-59 win over 23rd-ranked Oklahoma on Tuesday night.,Matt Mooney’s layup put Texas Tech in front before Manek hit another 3 to get Oklahoma even at 51-all.,Davide Moretti scored 12 points for Texas Tech, including a pair of free throws with the Red Raiders leading by three with 21 seconds remaining.,Culver was 8 of 13 from the field and scored nine of Texas Tech’s final 15 points

Oklahoma: The Sooners dropped their second Big 12 game in the first three, but it’s hard to argue anybody has played a tougher early schedule.,Oklahoma shot 32 percent, right at Texas Tech’s nation-leading average for field goal defense. read more

With OU (5-7, 1-0 Big 12) down one with just over four minutes to play, Shaina Pellington cut off a Texas Tech inbound pass and drove to the basket for the go-ahead layup.,OU got off to a slow start as Tech took a 19-11 advantage into the second quarter.,The Lady Raiders jumped out to a 14-point lead early in the third quarter, but the OU trimmed the deficit down to final heading into the final frame.,Ana Llanusa tallied 11 points and six rebounds in her first game back since Nov. 9.,Tech's Zuri Sanders added in a game-high 16 rebounds, while Brittney Brewer was a rebound shy of a double-double with 13 points and nine rebounds.

TAYLOR’S TAKE ON THE WEEK IN SPORTS TECH: Amazon Web Services, the massive cloud computing arm of Amazon that made $4.6 billion last quarter, held its big annual conference in Las Vegas this week — and there were quite a few sports-related announcements.,The league will use machine learning and data analytics services built by AWS for Next Gen Stats, a new platform that uses data from player and ball tracking devices to produce new advanced statistics like distance covered, speed, and acceleration — the idea is to better show a receiver’s ability to get open, for example, or how well the offensive line protects the quarterback.,During his keynote, AWS chief Andy Jassy talked about Hudl, a top sports tech startup based in Lincoln, Nebraska that sells video and analytics tools for coaches.,The company uses AWS’ machine learning tools to do “sports mapping” — for example, showing who passes to who in a soccer match.,What to watch this weekend: Plenty of exciting college football action Saturday — Memphis at UCF at 9 a.m. PT on ABC; TCU at Oklahoma at 9:30 a.m. on FOX; Georgia at Auburn at 1 p.m. on CBS; Miami at Clemson at 5 p.m. on ABC; Ohio State at Wisconsin at 5 p.m. on FOX; Stanford at USC at 5 p.m. on ESPN … Top NFL matchups are Vikings at Falcons at 10 a.m. on FOX; Panthers at Saints at 1:25 p.m. on FOX; and Eagles at Seahawks for Sunday Night Football on NBC … Tiger Woods is making his much-anticipated return this weekend at the Hero World Challenge — you can watch the tournament on NBC.

TAYLOR’S TAKE ON THE WEEK IN SPORTS TECH: Amazon Web Services, the massive cloud computing arm of Amazon that made $4.6 billion last quarter, held its big annual conference in Las Vegas this week — and there were quite a few sports-related announcements.,The league will use machine learning and data analytics services built by AWS for Next Gen Stats, a new platform that uses data from player and ball tracking devices to produce new advanced statistics like distance covered, speed, and acceleration — the idea is to better show a receiver’s ability to get open, for example, or how well the offensive line protects the quarterback.,During his keynote, AWS chief Andy Jassy talked about Hudl, a top sports tech startup based in Lincoln, Nebraska that sells video and analytics tools for coaches.,The company uses AWS’ machine learning tools to do “sports mapping” — for example, showing who passes to who in a soccer match.,What to watch this weekend: Plenty of exciting college football action Saturday — Memphis at UCF at 9 a.m. PT on ABC; TCU at Oklahoma at 9:30 a.m. on FOX; Georgia at Auburn at 1 p.m. on CBS; Miami at Clemson at 5 p.m. on ABC; Ohio State at Wisconsin at 5 p.m. on FOX; Stanford at USC at 5 p.m. on ESPN … Top NFL matchups are Vikings at Falcons at 10 a.m. on FOX; Panthers at Saints at 1:25 p.m. on FOX; and Eagles at Seahawks for Sunday Night Football on NBC … Tiger Woods is making his much-anticipated return this weekend at the Hero World Challenge — you can watch the tournament on NBC.